Kansas City weather has turned colder and with winter bringing colder temperatures on a more consistent basis, homeowners from Liberty, MO, to Olathe, KS, are snuggling into their warm homes. The advent of colder weather makes everyone appreciate the warmth inside – a warmth that thaws out cold hands after building a snowman or dries out soggy clothing and boots…a warmth that just makes you feel good inside.
But what happens when you notice a cold draft seeping in around your windows? All of a sudden your warm and comfortable home has turned into a drafty old house. If this has happened to you, it might be time to consider replacing your old windows with newer energy-saving windows.
The window market is flooded with windows of all shapes, sizes, and types. Windows are made of wood, aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl, and newer composite materials that weren’t even around 20 years ago. So how does a homeowner in Prairie Village, Leawood, or Overland Park know which window is the best for keeping out cold winter winds?
We can help. Below we’ve compiled our list of the top 5 energy-efficient windows to consider if you’re thinking about replacing your existing windows. Take a look at these options and see which one you think will work best for your home.
Sunrise Restorations® Windows: Sunrise Restorations windows are some of the best windows on the market for energy efficiency. These high-quality windows offer the ultimate in strength and durability. Built with FiberCoreTM fiberglass structural technology, these windows are nine times stronger than the average window on the market today. UltraCore® polyurethane insulation creates a barrier between your home and the weather outside, ensuring that you stay nice and toasty all winter.
While many window manufacturers use the same type of insulated glass in every window they sell, Sunrise Restorations windows use a high-performance glass system called Latitude glass, glass that’s engineered to provide maximum thermal efficiency and comfort. This glass system is designed to provide the thermal protection that’s appropriate for your region of the country, making it a sure bet for your home in Lee’s Summit or anywhere else in the Kansas City area.
Sunrise Restorations windows are also available with optional interior low-E coatings that are scratch-resistant and that reflect the warmth of the room back into the room, adding extra comfort and energy savings. All Sunrise Restorations windows exceed ENERGY STAR® performance guidelines for every area of the country. If energy efficiency is on your list, you can’t go wrong with Sunrise Restorations windows.
Insulator Series by Joyce: The Insulator Series by Joyce is an excellent choice for homeowners throughout the Kansas City metro area. These windows, designed with input from customers across the country, offer energy efficiency and outstanding performance. Fusion-welded corners, 7/8″ insulated glass, and full-length weather stripping in all the rails create an airtight seal that keeps those cold winter winds at bay. Each Insulator window is custom-fit to your window openings, ensuring that there are no gaps or leaks in the finished product. One of the more affordable vinyl windows on the market, the Insulator Series by Joyce is a terrific choice for families looking for energy-efficient replacement windows that fit within their budget.
Renewal by Andersen®: Renewal by Andersen is another great option for homeowners looking for energy-saving windows with long-lasting performance. Renewal by Andersen windows offer the convenience of a vinyl replacement window combined with the beauty, elegance, and durability of a wood window. This means little to no maintenance is necessary to keep your new windows looking good and performing well.
Andersen windows, including Renewal by Andersen, has focused on energy efficiency and environmental stewardship for years. In fact, Andersen won the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award. What this means for you is that Renewal by Andersen replacement windows will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer while having a minimal impact on the environment. Andersen’s new SmartSunTM glass is 47% more energy efficient in the winter and 70% more energy efficient in the summer compared to the traditional dual-pane glass used by most manufacturers. Renewal by Andersen is a great choice for families that are interested in sustainability as well as energy savings.
Milgard Windows: Milgard offers windows designed for the energy-conscious homeowner. Milgard runs thermal simulations to determine the energy-efficiency needs of homeowners throughout the country. They then design their windows to meet those needs. So whether you live in Prairie Village, KS, or Kansas City, MO, you know your windows will protect your home from harsh winter winds. Milgard also offers a variety of add-ons to increase the window energy savings in your home. Options like SunCoat® and SunCoatMAX® low-E glass coatings help keep heat indoors in the winter, while dual- and triple-pane glass options provide added insulating properties. Milgard windows are available in wood, fiberglass, vinyl, or aluminum. Whichever one you decide on, you’ll love the energy savings that come with these windows.
Signature Series by Energy Pro: Energy Pro Windows and Siding offers our own Signature Series of energy-efficient windows designed exclusively for Kansas City weather conditions. Available only from Energy Pro, these beautiful and durable vinyl replacement windows feature FiberCore structural technology and MaxGuard 12 thermal insulating glass. With professional installation performed by Energy Pro’s experienced window installation experts, you can be guaranteed that your new windows will keep your home safe and free from drafts all year long.
Energy Pro has been selling and installing windows in the Kansas City metro area since 2003. Our window experts love what they do, and we’d love to help you pick out new energy-saving windows for your home. If you find yourself reaching for extra blankets this winter, give the folks at Energy Pro a call. We’ll get you pointed in the right direction, and soon you’ll be realizing cost savings with beautiful new replacement windows!